Healdsburg’s Wastewater in Pond Ruled Illegal

For those of you who have been following our Healdsburg case the 9th Circuit Thursday affirmed our lower court victory. This case is the first from any Federal Circuit after the recent Supreme Court Rapanos wetland decision in July. The unanimous decision was written by the Chief Justice of the Ninth Circuit and sets significant … Continue reading “Healdsburg’s Wastewater in Pond Ruled Illegal”

Wastewater in pond ruled illegal

HEALDSBURG by Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer Friday, August 11, 2006 A federal appeals court, in a swift application of the Supreme Court’s new standards for federal regulation of wetlands, ruled Thursday that the city of Healdsburg illegally dumped sewage from a waste treatment plant into a pond whose waters seep into the Russian River. … Continue reading “Wastewater in pond ruled illegal”

North Coast Regional Water Board Meeting

Meeting of Water Board and Public Forum When: Wednesday, August 9, 2006, 8:30 am Where: Regional Water Board, 5550 Skylane Blvd, Suite A, Santa Rosa CA AGENDA Consent Item: Bohemian Grove–Issuance of Wastewater Discharge Requirements for Treatment Facility. Action Items: 1. Proposed WDRs for Willits Environmental Remediation Trust and the City of Willits Page Property … Continue reading “North Coast Regional Water Board Meeting”

Workshop on Bacteria Research in Five Marin and Sonoma County Estuaries

We are monitoring Bacterial Sources and Transport in Five Northern California Estuaries. Please join us for a Workshop on bacteria research in five Marin and Sonoma County estuaries at North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, DCJ Room Santa Rosa, California Tuesday September 19, 2006 9:00 am –12:00 pm. We sampled water, suspended solids, and … Continue reading “Workshop on Bacteria Research in Five Marin and Sonoma County Estuaries”

Protections for Storm Water and Nonpoint Source Discharges

Attached is a Notice of Board Member Quorum for the California Ocean Plan, Areas of Special Biological Significance (ASBS) Special Protections to Address Storm Water and Nonpoint Source Discharges commencing on August 15, 2006, in Monterey, California. State Water Resources Control Board Executive Office Tam M. Doduc, Board Chair 1001 I Street • Sacramento, California … Continue reading “Protections for Storm Water and Nonpoint Source Discharges”

State Supreme Court Rules Counties Must Protect Coasts

by Steven Stein – THE GARDEN ISLAND City and county governments have a responsibility to protect coastal waters, the Hawai Supreme Court has ruled. In a 60-page unanimous decision issued Friday, the court delighted state environmental groups by requiring city and county governments to take an active role in coastal water regulation. “This is a … Continue reading “State Supreme Court Rules Counties Must Protect Coasts”

Proposed City Ordinance Requiring the Inspection and Repair of Sewer Lines

Pursuant to the October 2005 settlement agreement between the City and Northern California River Watch, Santa Rosa Utilities Department staff was required to recommend the adoption by the Council of an ordinance requiring the inspection of private laterals prior to the sale of property. The recommended ordinance would require the inspection and repair, if necessary, … Continue reading “Proposed City Ordinance Requiring the Inspection and Repair of Sewer Lines”

Policy for Maintaining Instream Flows in Northern California Coastal Streams

The Division of Water Rights is in the process of preparing a State Water Board Policy for Maintaining Instream Flows in Northern California Coastal Streams. The proposed policy may affect water diversions in coastal streams in portions of Marin, Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, and Humboldt Counties. Water Code Sections 1259.2 and 1259.4 require the State Water … Continue reading “Policy for Maintaining Instream Flows in Northern California Coastal Streams”

State Court Backs Coho Protection Rules

John Driscoll The Times-Standard A Sacramento court has upheld decisions by the California Fish and Game Commission to list coho salmon in Northern California as protected under state law. Judge Gail Ohanesian in Sacramento Superior Court ruled late last week that the commission and the California Department of Fish and Game acted within the law … Continue reading “State Court Backs Coho Protection Rules”